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Medicine: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome {SARS} / Canada / US #726594

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics cited on severe acute respiratory syndrome {SARS}.

(New York: John McKenzie) The investigation into the spread of the SARS virus in Toronto, Canada, featured; details given of cautionary procedures at hospitals & how medical staff are spreading the disease. [CDC's Dr. Julie GERBERDING†- outlines what will be looked at in Toronto.] [Health Canada Dr. Paul HULLY†- says SARS is spreading to the front lines.] [Crystal Cruises Diane MOORE†- says we don't want SARS on cruise ships.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) Why SARS has not spread in the US examined; details given about probable & suspect cases. [Lehigh Valley Hospital Dr. Thong LE†- says we jump on SARS cases rapidly.] [National Center for Infectious Diseases director Dr. James HUGHES†- says we have been fortunate not to have a"hyper-transmitter."]

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John;
Stark, Lisa

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